Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive

Find below an archive of the most recent talks at the IoA. Click on the title for full details including abstract and attached presentation where available. For a full list of previous talks, please click the link under each section.

Previous Seminars

Title Speaker Date
The Magellanic Stream - A Tail of Two Galaxies Andrew Fox, STScI 17 September 2014
Exploring the physical properties of distant galaxies Stephen Wilkins, University of Sussex 6 August 2014
Primordial power spectrum from Planck Dhiraj Kumar Hazra (APCTP) 6 August 2014
Spatially-Resolved Recent Star Formation History of M31's Disk Alexia Lewis (UW) 23 July 2014
Towards a physical model for the multi-scale nature of galactic star formation Diederik Kruijssen (MPA) 23 July 2014
Resonant Clumping and Substructure in Galaxy Disks Matthew Molloy (KIAA/PKU) 16 July 2014

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
Exoplanets from WASP to PLATO Don Pollacco (University of Warwick) 12 June 2014
New Horizons to the Pluto System: Exploring the Frontier of our Solar System Alan Stern (Southwest Research Institute) 9 June 2014
Gaia Gerry Gilmore & Floor van Leeuwen (IoA) 5 June 2014
Dark Matter Gianfranco Bertone (University of Amsterdam) 29 May 2014
The balance of power: accretion and outflow in black holes and neutron stars Rob Fender (Oxford) 22 May 2014

Previous Galaxies Discussion

Title Speaker Date
Talk cancelled Speaker not available 26 September 2014
The Local Group as a cosmological probe: dwarf galaxies, stellar streams, and stellar halos Nicolas Martin (Strasbourg) 5 September 2014
Empirical Models of Galaxy Formation - Constraints and Predictions Ben Moster 29 August 2014
Substructure in Andromeda's outer halo: the view from PAndAS Nick Bate (U Sydney) 22 August 2014
AGN feedback in a multi-phase medium Sergei Nayashkin (Leicester) 25 July 2014

Previous Sackler Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Fatal fate - a gas cloud on its way towards Galactic Center black hole Stefan Gillessen (MPE) 31 October 2013
Is the Earth Rare? Jim Kasting (Penn State University) 8 November 2012
Sackler Lecture, Present and Future Far Infrared Extragalactic Astronomy: Herschel and Beyond Matt Griffin, Cardiff University 3 November 2011
Measuring Black Hole Spin Ramesh Narayan, Harvard 25 November 2010
Measuring the Expansion of the Universe Wendy Freedman (Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington) 8 October 2009

Previous Eddington Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Galaxy Evolution in 3-D Professor Lisa Kewley (ANU) 13 February 2014
The Turbulent Environment of Planet Formation Phil Armitage (Colorado) 7 March 2013
Galaxies Viewed as Collections of Individual Stars Professor Julianne Dalcanton, University of Washington 8 March 2012
Astronomy: A Subject on the Cusp Shri Kulkarni, Caltech 10 March 2011
Searching for Life on Mars Peter Smith, Lunar and Planetary Lab, University of Arizona 11 March 2010